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“Amazing venison”
Review of Pembreys

Pembreys
Ranked #2 of 171 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Bistro, casual country cooking including South African dishes.
Reviewed 6 February 2015

I dream about venison at Pembreys and as always it lived up to expectations and was sensational; my mouth is watering as I write this! Thank you once again for a lovely evening and wonderful food.

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Reviewed 4 February 2015

The restaurant has an airy open feel with very friendly staff and a very good selection of food ranging from ostrich steak through to roast beef. The calamari starter was excelllent as was the pork belly wth chorizo mash.

Pembrey's is very popular with the locals rather than being a tourist spot and therefore the clientele was older when we visited in early February; but must be popular as they are fully booked for three weeks. 

Thank pdp1000
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Reviewed 27 January 2015

We love lunch at Pembreys, which limits us to Sundays as they only open evenings on other days. But it is certainly worth waiting for. The blackboard menu changes constantly but also carries a number of timeless favourites. Or you can choose the Sunday roast. This is not a restaurant for nouveau cuisine, but for tasty country cooking in a beautiful forest setting.
The wine-list, too, is diverse and reasonably priced.
Throw in personalised service from the owners and you have a wonderful formula for a great meal. We will certainly be back.

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Thank Mike E
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Reviewed 22 January 2015

This was the best food we had during our 5 week trip to South Africa (and the standard was generally very good).The service was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere relaxed.A good varied menu to choose from and the food excellent - no pretension,nothing deconstructed and no culinary boundaries were pushed (thank goodness).Just great fresh ingredients prepared by a chef who really understands how food and flavours work-wonderful and well worth the 10-15 minute trip from Knysna.

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Thank malcolmbarfoot
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Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner on a Sunday evening - so impressed we tried to book for the Monday, be aware they are closed Monday and Tuesday evemings!
Lovely peaceful ambience, plenty of space between tables and calm atmosphere greets you on arrival. The menu - presented on a large blackboard brought on an easel to your table - presents you with a wide choice of food. The quality of both the springbock and the ostrich was wonderful, both cooked to perfectio light and succulent. Bread and butter pudding for dessert and a very tasty Stellenbosch Merlot to accompany. A brilliant evening

Thank Allan J
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